Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

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Mike Roe is a Web producer for Southern California Public Radio and lead writer for pop culture blog Without A Net. Mike joined KPCC in November 2007 after working for KCTS public television in Seattle.

Roe began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several improv and sketch comedy groups. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and serves on the board of his church.


Stories by Mike Roe

DC Comics flies west, relocating from New York to Burbank

The staff trying to come up with the next Superman is getting some sunnier environs while doing so. DC Comics is moving from New York City to Burbank.

Hal Needham, director of 'Smokey & The Bandit,' dies

Hal Needham, famed stuntman-turned-director, has died. He became known as a stuntman on "Have Gun, Will Travel" and later went on to direct his friend Burt Reynolds.

Arroyo Seco Bear shuts down 210, avoids capture, reappears on Twitter

A black bear ventured into Pasadena Thursday afternoon and caused a commotion, but it ended up making its way back into the Angeles National Forest.

VIDEO: Schwarzenegger yells your favorite lines to promote 'Escape Plan'

Former California governor/action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger really wants you to go see his new movie, so he's yelling your favorite lines on video.

VIDEO: Superman's 75th anniversary celebrated in amazing short

It’s Superman’s 75th anniversary, and DC Comics dropped some serious fan service on Superman fans to celebrate that 75 years in a two-minute short.

PHOTOS: Rare Stejneger's beaked whale washes ashore in Venice Beach

The body of a rare Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach Tuesday night, according to environmental group Heal The Bay.

The Mighty Boosh cancels LA comedy show due to government shutdown

The shutdown delayed the visa process, which in turn delayed when the group could fly to the States, leading to the show's cancelation.

Dodgers series: 4 ways to follow the game while you're at work

Do you want to track the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, but do it undercover? Here are four ways to check the Dodgers playoffs games out.

FBI: SoCal man arrested for al-Qaida support

Garden Grove man Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen was arrested Friday morning and faces charges that he tried providing material support to al-Qaida, according to the FBI.

How do I get Dodgers World Series tickets?

Even if you don’t have season tickets, you still have an opportunity to win a random drawing for the chance to buy Dodgers World Series tickets.

'Make It Quick' bandit robs same bank for a 4th time

The Make It Quick bandit robbed a U.S. Bank branch in San Pedro — for the fourth time. It's his 12th robbery since 2009.

QUIZ: Government shutdown rumor control: True or false?

With the government shutdown in effect, there are rumors and questions left in the public's mind about how the shutdown will affect them. How much do you know?

VIDEO: Zach Galifianakis vs. Justin Bieber on 'Between Two Ferns'

“It’s really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown.” So begins comedian Zach Galifianakis’s interview with Justin Bieber.

Gov. Brown signs California coastal conservation tax bill

Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he'd signed a bill to add a checkbox on California state income returns to give charitable contributions to costal conservation efforts.

Tour bus crash in San Diego County injures 8

For the third time in less than a month, a tour bus heading to a Southern California casino has crashed.